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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 1:13 pm 
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Hi

My DD is currently using the Age 9-10 study books, but should she already be using the Age 10-11 books instead?? She isn't ten until July, and I'd read that we should use the age appropriate books, but I don't want to suddenly find that she should have been aiming at the next level up all along.

Any ideas please?


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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 3:02 pm 
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I would gauge her progress as to how well she is performing. If she is finding 10-11 not very challenging then raise her to the next level.


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PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 6:57 pm 
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Use the books based on her ability and go back a year if needed. When ours did 11+ we found it built their confidence to do ‘easier’ examples / books first. When they are solid on an area move up. So for maths this might mean doing percentages from the age 9 book but angles from the age 11 books for example. Both DC had choice of all schools so worked for them. Introduce them to Exam techniques a few weeks before actual test e.g eliminating wrong answers etc. Try not to get too stressed as you will pass it on to her (when you know how to do that tell me how!). Good luck.


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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:32 pm 
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Thanks for the replies :-)

I'm happy to jump between the different age level books to help her in weaker areas, and sorry if this is sounds daft, but presumably she'd need to be up to the level of everything in the 10-11 books by the time she's taking the exam??


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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:07 am 
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Following as we are in the same situation! My son is July. We are working through 9-10 apart from the NVR which he found easy so moved onto 10-11. I have the 10-11 book for maths but it is too hard for him at the moment so we are still on the 9-10 but I don't know how much time to spend on the next stage?


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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 12:48 pm 
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Hi Mamaofthree :-)

I've messaged the tutor we're using to see what he recommends, I certainly don't want to wait until my DD is ten before moving to the 10-11 books, two months before the exam, but nor do I want to demotivate her by using materials she's not ready for. I'll let you know what he says.

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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:18 pm 
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Ok, so he says to work on the 9-10 books now and move up to the 10-11 books in mid-June...although of course this could just be based on my DD's current level of ability!

He also said that we should be working 'little and often' from now on, 15-20 minutes at least five days a week. We're currently doing about 20-30 minutes three or four times a week, but we can easily step that up a bit.

HTH

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 Post subject: Re: Study materials
PostPosted: Sat Feb 16, 2019 10:20 am 
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Thanks, that's really good to know.

We are doing a bit of the 10-11 maths book but definitely finding it harder than the 9-10 book and I don't want to knock DS's confidence. He's seeing a tutor one hour a week and then we do odd practice in the week- unfortunately (or fortunately!) he's very sporty and into drama so has quite a busy week so might not be spending as much time on it as we should....but I don't want to push him too hard and he's motivated enough to pick up the books himself now and then and have a go at it.


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